Termites can cause real problems for business owners. You have more than enough to do on a daily basis running your business so adding ‘deal with termite infestation’ to your to list of tasks is not appealing. The reality is, however, if your business develops an infestation you will be forced at some point to address it as well as the subsequent damage. If you are willing to take a couple of small steps now, you can guard your business from the threat of termites this spring and summer. This action can potentially save your business from the disruptive process of structural fumigation as well as expensive repairs. When you consider the impact that shutting down your business for structural fumigation can have, taking out a little time for preventative measures starts to sound like a great plan.
Get a professional termite inspection
The first step in guarding your business from the threat of termites this spring and summer is to get a professional termite inspection. A licensed technician will come to your business and do a thorough inspection of the areas where termite activity is likely. After the inspection you will receive a wood-destroying organism (WDO) report. The report will let you know if you have termites, if the building is at risk for an infestation, and the steps you need to take to protect your business.
Do some spring cleaning
Some spring cleaning around your business can help guard it from the threat of termites. Get any dead wood near your building picked up and moved away. Termites are often attracted to decaying wood so it is important to deal with it promptly.
Repair any issues causing water buildup
Termites are attracted to properties that have moisture rich soil. The moisture in the soil is an essential part of helping Subterranean termites thrive in a particular area. Water issues around your building can quickly lead to an excess amount of moisture in the soil. Leaks and improper drainage are the two main culprits for water problems at businesses. Address any water issues that arise promptly in order to guard your property from a potential termite invasion.
Invest in preventative efforts
Investing in termite prevention is another important element of guarding your business from termites. You can set your business up to receive preventative treatments as well as regularly scheduled termite inspections. Doing this will make it possible for you to catch and deal with termites before they have the chance to cause damage.
Termites will be out this spring looking for new places to establish colonies. You can guard your business from becoming one of those places with the proactive steps outlined above. If you don’t want to face the consequences of a serious termite infestation then take action now to guard against this destructive pest.